by Amanda Lenhardt, Lisa Wise, Giorgiana Rosa et al.
The Save the Children Fund, 2016
Girls as young as 10 and no older than 15 are being forced to marry much older men in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia. All across the world girls are standing up as never before. They are demanding to be free. Free to pursue their hopes and dreams, and free to live the life they choose to build for themselves. Their courage and their power is what this report is about – and what those who benefit from the silence of girls fear most. With empowerment and the right support girls can change the world. Many of them are already doing just that.